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Poster: Jonathan Aizen Date: May 11, 2003 12:05pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Ogg Vorbis?

Personally I think that MP3s should be available, just as MPEG1 and RM are made available for movies. By no means would the master, lossless, version ever be removed, but having a lower quality version would increase the accessibility of these concerts dramatically. The problem is that bands, tapers, and many community members refuse to budge on this point. It's a shame if you ask me, but I don't know what can be done about it.

I wouldn't, however, take offense at the comments made in this thread. The fact that most people do have broadband is a given - this site is geared toward that (e.g. 100 search reuslts by default instead of 10). Keep in mind that a full concert in MP3 would be large too (nearing 200MB for some shows), and would take countless hours over a slow conenction. And there is something to be said for only having lossless compression in that then there is much less of a chance that a poor quality copy of a concert will become circulated.

Anyway, my two cents...

This post was modified by Jonathan Aizen on 2003-05-11 19:05:49